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M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology Event Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology Event Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic El Paso, TX – May 5, 2020 – The 4th Annual M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology event, produced by WHMA/IPC, has been postponed due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the situation in the fall. The October 14-16, 2020 event will take place next fall in […]

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The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry May/June 2020

The Road Not Taken by Melissa Femia   After reading about the numerous individuals highlighted in the Power Women series, I hope that readers are sharing the various engineering success stories with the young females in their lives.  While highlighting the accomplishments of the engineers, the articles seek to encourage students to take a path […]

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WHMA Wired-In May/June 2020

Wired In Just Released – IPC/WHMA-A-620 Revision D Important criteria updates, reducing unnecessary rework for products, greater ease-of-use and enhancing the acceptability with other key standards are among the changes users will find in the newly released D revision of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. This important industry standard is […]

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Safety Labeling Reduces Liability

Safety Labeling Reduces Liability Safety comes in many forms, but from a general perspective, accident prevention is where safety begins. And this is a critical point, especially when you consider that more workers died in 2019 than in any year since 1995. If that’s not enough to raise eyebrows, last year, OSHA fines rose to […]

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FreePoint Ups the Ante on ShiftWorx Production Software

FreePoint Ups the Ante on ShiftWorx Production Software   Often, we run across press releases at WHN that pique our curiosity. Such was the case with the new ShiftWorx Plus production data software package. We had a conversation with Lisa Bailey, Director of FreePoint Technologies about the reasoning for the enhancement and more of the […]

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Maintaining Focus in Turbulent Times

Maintaining Focus in Turbulent Times Customers and Strategy Hold the Key   By Atul Minocha The more things change, the more they stay the same; it is an axiom that is true–and even comforting–during dark times and good. In fact, even at a time when the world is completely consumed, and seemingly transformed, by the […]

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CAJO TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNED A DEDICATED SOLUTION FOR MARKING WIRE HARNESSES

CAJO TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNED A DEDICATED SOLUTION FOR MARKING WIRE HARNESSES IN COLLABORATION WITH PKC GROUP PKC Group is a global supplier of automotive electronics and one of the leading wire harness manufacturers in the world. PKC designs, manufactures and integrates customized wire harnesses, related architectural components, vehicle electronics, wires and cables, especially for commercial vehicles […]

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2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference

2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference One of WHMA’s Most Successful Events to Date March 24, 2020 – The 2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 18-20, 2020 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa was a huge success. With a record-breaking number of 41 […]

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Back To Basics May/June 2020 – What is NEMA?

Back To Basics What is NEMA?   In the world of manufacturing, the words “safety first” couldn’t have bigger implications. One must always consider the harsh environments within which many electrical connections are used. With the help of NEMA, a “safety first” mentality is commonplace in manufacturing companies all throughout North America. What does NEMA […]

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Harness Builder for E³.series 2020 – Design to Quote

Harness Builder for E³.series 2020 – Design to Quote by Paul Harvell With the introduction of Harness Builder for E3.series 2020, Paul Harvell, the Director for the E3.series product rage at Zuken USA, feels it is edging closer to the perfect answer to the problem of creating wire harness quotations faster, and more accurately. He stresses it […]

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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action May/June 2020

Pushing the reset button By Paul Hogendoorn I write this column as I enjoy 14 days of self-isolation. It is a forced (and not entirely unwelcomed) “pause” that has given me much time for reflection. It’s sort of like pushing the reset button. Its been sometimes said that “a crisis is too valuable a thing […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals May/June 2020

Pandemic Realities by Loren Smith As one would expect, our business is not different from most during this time of extreme disruption caused by the coronavirus. I continue to stay in close contact with a number of wire harness manufacturers, and each reports changes that we all hope are reversed before long. As I write […]

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Sequel Wire – A New Player with Deep Roots

Sequel Wire – A New Player with Deep Roots by Joe Tito Sequel [ˈsēkwəl] noun. A work of literature, film, theatre, television or music that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of working with a great team at some point in your life, you might dream […]

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Industry Profile – Kinney Industries

Industry Profile – Kinney Industries by Joe Tito by Joe Tito Huntsville Alabama is nicknamed “The Rocket City” and it’s long been the home of many Department of Defense contractors. It’s a great place to be in the Wire Harness Industry, and it’s the home of this issue’s Profile company, Kinney Industries. It was a […]

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2020 EWPT Expo – Inside the Juggling Act

2020 EWPT Expo – Inside the Juggling Act By now, you are all aware that the 2020 EWPT Expo has been canceled. Galant attempts to reschedule the show hit too many road blocks. EPI Shows, along with their partners at the Wisconsin Center we’re forced to cancel. A great deal goes into planning this show. If […]

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Dealing with Scrap in Mexico (Harness Manufacturing Facility)

Dealing with Scrap in Mexico (Harness Manufacturing Facility) Discussion with W. Silver Recycling, Inc. At the recent WHMA Conference, WHN met Joe Foytek, Regional Sales Manager for W. Silver Recycling, Inc. The company handles ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the harness and electronics industry in Mexico. He introduced us to Lane Gaddy, CEO of W. […]

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CABLE JACKET TYPES 101 – Different Wire & Cable Jacket Materials

CABLE JACKET TYPES 101 by Anixter Almost every cable has a jacket and for good reason: jackets help me- chanically protect the insulation and conductor core of the cable.Without a jacket, cables are susceptible to abrasion, heat damage and oxidation damage, as well as weather-related damage. But not every jacket is cre- ated equal; it […]

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EWPT Celebrating 20th Anniversary

EWPT Celebrating 20th Anniversary   Hartland, WI [February 7, 2020]—The Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo [EWPTE] will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with this year’s show being held Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, WI. Billed as the “Nation’s Largest Dedicated Wire Processing Event”, the show projects […]

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Wire Wisdom – Anixter- Mar/Apr 2020 -Electrical Characteristics and Terms for High-speed Data Systems

Electrical Characteristics and Terms for High-speed Data Systems   High-speed data (greater than 1Mb/sec) in digital systems requires precise cable electrical performance. By having the correct balance of properties, the conductor size, dielectric material and wall thickness, the cable design engineer can produce electronic cables that are tailor-made to transmit high-frequency digital data pulses over […]

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WHMA Wired-In Mar/Apr 2020

IPC Emerging Engineer Program Offered to WHMA Members By: Christine Siebert IPC launched the Emerging Engineer program in 2016 to provide professionals early in their careers an opportunity to learn from the dedicated industry volunteers who participate in standards development. This program has now been extended to WHMA members. Through this sharing, our valued IPC/WHMA leaders […]

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